Hearing Noises In Ears
Joseph LeDoux, professor of neuroscience at New York University proposes that, "anxiety disorders come about when the fear system breaks loose from the cortical controls that usually keep the primitive impulses – the wild things in us, at bay…"
"Anxiety," he says, "is the result of traumatic learning experiences. Since traumatic learning involves, at least in part, fear conditioning, it is possible that similar brain mechanisms contribute to pathogenic anxiety in humans…" This proposition is useful in understanding the powerful link between tinnitus and emotions. Continue reading